Questions and Tips

Opening hours and best time to visit Mount Yoshino?

Desmond Lua
  • 6 years ago

Late March to early April for Sakura/Cherry blossoms viewing 花見, check Sakura Report for optimum date.

How to get to Mount Yoshino?

Desmond Lua
  • 6 years ago

From Nara (1h15min, ¥860), you will need to take first the JR Sakurai line to Kōriyama (郡山), change to the Kintetsu Kushihara line to Kushihara-jingū-mae (橿原神宮前), and transfer one last time to the Kintetsu Yoshino line.

During the cherry blossom season
There are shuttle bus from Yoshino Station to Naka Senbon area near Chikurin-in Temple, about 3 times an hour, 360 Yen one way.
From Naka Senbon area near Chikurin-in Temple, take the mini bus to the Oku Senbon area of Yoshinoyama (15 minutes, 400 yen one way, 1-2 buses/hour).

Things to do in Mount Yoshino?

Desmond Lua
  • 6 years ago

It is well known for its cherry blossoms, and attracts many visitors every autumn.

Several important religious and pilgrimage destinations are located around Mount Yoshino, including Yoshino Mikumari Shrine, Kimpu Shrine, and Kimpusen-ji.

Information & Tips about Mount Yoshino?


  • 6 years ago

Mount Yoshino - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Mount Yoshino (吉野山, Yoshino-yama?) is a mountain located in the town of Yoshino in Yoshino District, Nara Prefecture, Japan. In 2004, It was designated as part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site under the name Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range.
  • 4 years ago
  • 178 reviews

Mt. Yoshinoyama Reviews - Yoshino-cho, Yoshino-gun Attractions - TripAdvisor

Mt. Yoshinoyama, Yoshino-cho: See 178 reviews, articles, and 382 photos of Mt. Yoshinoyama on TripAdvisor.
  • 6 years ago

Japan Travel Diary – Kansai Region – (Nara’s Mt. Yoshino) | Tellalltelegram

November 12. Nara - Mt. Yoshino It was our second time to avail of our free breakfast at the hotel where we stayed and as I was discussing with the husband our itinerary for the day when I noticed how the Japanese ate breakfast. I wonder if it’s common or a popular dish in Japan,…
  • 7 years ago

Taking5: Mount Yoshino: Cherry Blossom Central

We took the train from Kyoto station (2 hour journey, one change) to Yoshino. This was on Kintetsu Railway, one of the private railways serving the Kansai region ...


it took quite a few train rides and 2 and a half hours to get there from the shinosaka station (close to our hotel) but we finally got there, and started the long trek up ...


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